Chambers works out of a studio in Newport on the Isle of Wight, UK. His abstract sculptures draw the user down into their depths using nested concentric forms, which create a visual vortex. They’re like ceramic geodes. Chambers recently told Ceramics Now:
“I make sculpture that is born from the potters wheel. Many sections are thrown and built to create a constructed beauty, rhythm, and symmetry in abstract form. I am interested in the travel and progression of layered three dimensional pattern, and how this can create different qualities depending on the workings of three essential factors:
– The construction: Simplicity to complexity. Circular or fragmented.
– The rhythm pattern: Different rhythms produced through the construction and the placement of parts.
– The viewing position and depth in form: Horizontal, vertical or angular. Inside space or enclosed rhythm.”
Irish artist Sara Flynn started her career by making small, functional pots. Once she got her feet wet, she moved on to create more abstract works, one-off vessels whose intent is purely sculptural. From the Design and Crafts Council Ireland:
“Sara Flynn is fascinated by the theme of the vessel which she interprets in both literal and abstracted ways. Working in porcelain, she creates sculptural decorative vessels. She is concerned with the challenges of throwing and how work is altered at varying stages of the drying process. Coupled with a constant exploration and understanding of form and volume, the main elements feeding the development of her work are process and finish. The element of risk is crucial to her work. Exploring new methods and ideas and creating objects which are aesthetically unsuccessful is fundamental to the progress and development of her practice.”
More images of their work at Puls follows.
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